'Political intelligence' firms face insider trading inquiry
by homment | 02.05.2013 | Views: 11
The move deepens the government’s scrutiny of the emerging “political intelligence” industry, which has been thriving on delivering valuable information from Washington to investors. This relatively new breed of companies capitalizes on the fact that decisions made in Washington — whether a regulator blocking a big merger or a lawmaker tweaking legislation — can create opportunities for stock traders to make money.
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